They are as weatherproof as any other rod! The batteries go up in the butt end and the cap seals them off. The wiring is internal. $75.00 is a good deal for 3 of them. You may want to put batteries in them 1st and try to make sure they light up as I have read a report or two of them not working properly. I have 3 of the glowsticks and they are decent rods for the price.ANY ONE OUT THERE USING THESE RODS? ARE THAY WEATHERPROOF?LOCAL BAIT SHOP OFFERED ME A GOOD DEAL ON THREE OF THRM. 75.00$ WAT DO YOU ALL THINK?